The broadcast will take place at Roger Williams University’s School of Law, Appellate Courtroom 283. This is a one-day event on Friday, March 3, from 9 to 5 p.m. It is free and open to members of the Society as well as to the public. Visitors may check in at the RWU gatehouse for parking information.
The conference is part of the Harvard and Slavery initiative, founded in 2007, which examines in detail the range of Harvard’s connections to slavery. For this conference, the topic expands to include other universities across the United States and around the world.
During the conference lunchtime break, RWU Assistant Professor of History Charlotte Carrington-Farmer will hold a brown-bag lunch discussion about Roger Williams’ views on enslavement. Bring a lunch and join the discussion at 12:15 p.m. in the School of Law Appellate Courtroom 283.
Conference speakers will include:
* Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
* Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
* Ta-Nehisi Coates, Journalist, national correspondent for The Atlantic, author of Between the World and Me and The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood
* Natastha Trethewey, former United States Poet Laureate, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University
* Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, and Professor of History, Harvard University
* Julian Bonder, Principal, Wodiczko + Bonder and Julian Bonder + Associates; Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University
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